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24 May 2012 | European Press PrizeEuropean Press Prize, rewarding excellence in journalism across all 47 countries of Europe. They believe that saluting serious writing and reporting - in print or on newspaper websites - can help raise journalism's role as a vital defender of democracy's freedoms. Four awards In the first year of the Prize, awards will be given in four separate categories. Each award consists of EUR 10,000. 1. The Editing Award - For the editor who the judges believe has contributed most to public debate and public understanding; 2. The Commentator Award - For the feature writer, columnist or commentator who has done most to illuminate vital issues for readers; 3. The News Reporting Award – For the reporter or specialist expert whose work has made a decisive impact; 4. The Innovation Award – For the outstanding innovation of the year - in print or via digital: anything that makes a significant contribution to journalism's future. Entries for year one of the awards open on July 1 and close on October 26, 2012.
24 May 2012 | APAxis." It alters browsers made by other companies to display search results in a more convenient and visual format. The troubled Internet company Yahoo Inc. released Axis in Apple's appstore late Wednesday. That version will work only on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The software also can be installed as a plug-in on most major browsers used on desktop computers and laptops. Apps for other mobile devices are in the works. A device running Axis can display search results in a panorama of visual thumbnails that can be scrolled through above a Web page. It's a departure from search engines' traditional presentation of a list of staid Web links that require more navigation and guesswork. Its greatest appeal figures to be on mobile devices because users with the app installed can see their search results at the top of the screen just by flicking on whatever page is displayed. The relevant results appear in a ribbon of Web page snapshots, making it easier for users to find the right information. Much like Google's Knowledge Graph, Axis draws its results from a custom-built index. Most of the data in the Axis index resides on Yahoo's own services. If Axis can't find answers there, it presents links from Bing's search index.
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